Q&A With Author EJ Stevens



What are your favorite books?

My favorite authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Philip K. Dick, Faith Hunter, and Patricia Briggs.

What is the best piece of advice you ever got on writing?

“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.” —Alfred Hitchcock

Which one of your books do you love the most?

That’s a difficult question.  I love all of my 18 books.

Birthright has won the most awards, but research on Hunting in Bruges brought me to Belgium.  Can I pick my top 2?

If you could live in any place/era, what would it be and why?

I’ve done extensive research into the Victorian era.  My upcoming series, the Whitechapel Paranormal Society, is set in Victorian London.  But as enchanting as that time period is for fictional stories, I prefer living with today’s modern conveniences.

What is your current writing soundtrack?

I need absolute silence when I write, but a playlist inspired by the Ivy Granger series can be found on the Ivy Granger FAQ page.

Author Bio:

E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS’ GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

BTS Red Carpet Award winner for Best Novel, SYAE finalist for Best Paranormal Series, Best Novella, and Best Horror, winner of the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Paranormal Series, Best Urban Fantasy Novel, and finalist for Best Young Adult Paranormal Novel and Best Urban Fantasy Series.

When E.J. isn’t at her writing desk, she enjoys dancing along seaside cliffs, singing in graveyards, and sleeping in faerie circles. E.J. currently resides in a magical forest on the coast of Maine where she finds daily inspiration for her writing.

Connect with E.J. on Twitter @EJStevensAuthor. For more, including a list of her books, freebies, and upcoming events visit www.EJStevensAuthor.com.

Upcoming Book Release:

Tales from Harborsmouth (Ivy Granger Psychic Detective #0.5, #1.5, #2.5, #5.5) by E.J. Stevens.

In Tales from Harborsmouth, readers get to delve deeper into the award-winning world of Ivy Granger.

Ivy Granger is a psychic detective with ties to Harborsmouth’s paranormal underworld. Too bad those ties tend to ensnare Ivy and her friend Jinx in the Machiavellian schemes of the city’s teeming population of bloodsucking vampires and psychotic faeries.

Tales from Harborsmouth is the first time the Ivy Granger novellas are together in one collection and features two exclusive short stories the series prequel Frostbite and the newest Ivy Granger tale Thrill on Joysen Hill.

Featured in this collection:
• FROSTBITE (Ivy Granger #0.5)
• BLOOD AND MISTLETOE (Ivy Granger #1.5)
• CLUB NEXUS (Ivy Granger #2.5)
• THRILL ON JOYSEN HILL (Ivy Granger #5.5)

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural Suspense

Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iTunes
Goodreads: Tales from Harborsmouth | Ivy Granger World Complete

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That First Review

Unnerving Magazine’s third issue features a review of my novel, ABODE, and an interview with my publisher, Pete Kahle (Bloodshot Books). Lots of other cool stuff as well!

I told myself I wasn’t going to read reviews, as I felt that if they were positive I’d get overconfident, and if they were negative I’d be crushed. But I can’t help it.

Happy to say that this one was positive!


George Little is a Marine combat vet, originally from Waterville. (We went to high school together.) Dodge is his service dog, and basically his best friend. Dodge now needs emergency surgery. If you have ever had a dog leave pawprints on your heart, please help and/or share this GoFundMe.





Interview – Broken Hope

My latest interview is with Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope. You can read it at Antichrist Metalzine here.

Wicked Witches Getting Some Love

Another great review for Wicked Witches. I got a mention in this one for my story To Dance The Witches Circle Again.

Click here to read




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This is the place where the harrowed ghosts of a dozen generations whisper in the shadows of their ancestral home, where one family’s dreams of a new beginning turned into a nightmare that ended in tragedy.


This is the place where a line of witches bound themselves—in blood—to a primeval entity. Here, nightmare and reality meet beneath frozen skies, and even time and space fall under the power of the demonic being that rules this remote northern wood.


This is the place where the path of a tormented survivor meets that of an unknowing innocent. Past and present collide, and secrets long buried crawl back into the pallid light of day as the shadow of the Beast falls over them both. But even the bloodiest dreams of that demonic being may pale in comparison to what lies buried within the human heart.
This is the place where evil dwells …


Preorder here




RIP Chris Cornell

I’m having a super-extra crazy week, and my brain radio is layering Chris Cornell’s voice over everything.

If there was a soundtrack to my life, at least two of his songs would be on it.

Hunger Strike – The first time I left home was to attend the Recording Workshop. I went through a rude awakening about finances and money, when I ran out of both food and money three weeks into a five-week program. This song was just getting popular.  I literally was going hungry for a while there. My old boss from the newspaper I worked at saved me by sending me a vacation check I didn’t actually qualify for. You could do that back then.

Rusty Cage – Fast forward 20 years, and I was working at The Tampa Tribune, which was a sinking ship. I had been in Florida 20 years, and was ready to move on. I decided to quit my job after 13 years, move back home, and  make the leap to telecommuting/freelancing. The lyric ‘I’m gonna break my rusty cage and run’ kept playing in my head. I listened to badmotorfinger several times on the drive back home.

Black Hole Sun, Jesus Christ Pose, Feelin Minnesota, Fell On Black Days, and Spoonman all bring back memories of specific times, which I won’t get into here.

To me, his death was a result of a side effect of anxiety meds. If suicidal tendencies are listed as a side effect of your medication, and you kill yourself after taking a few pills too many, Big Pharma killed you, IMHO. But that’s another rant.


Interview with Patria

Coming from the Brazilian southernmost misty mountains, PATRIA is one of the most imminent black metal bands in South America today, and was founded in 2008 by the multi-instrumentalist Mantus and the vocalist Triumphsword, both veteran musicians from the local black metal bands Mysteriis and Thorns of Evil. Musically, they track under the tenuous line between black metal and experimental avant-garde music, mixing the South American metal madness with the classic and dark Scandinavian vein. Drawing influences from many different types of music but keeping the harsh shape of the black metal core … Twisted, dirty & melodic in its own way!

“Magna Adversia”, the band’s sixth full-length, was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar). The album features Asgeir Mickelson (Ihsahn, Sarke, Borknagar, Spiral Architect…) on drums and Fabiano Penna (Rebaelliun) as special guest on the orchestrations. The cover art was made by guitarist Mantus, known in the graphic art world as Marcelo Vasco, who already worked for major bands like Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, Dark Funeral, and Hatebreed, to name a few.

Check out my interview with them for Antichrist Metalzine.


Also, here is their lyric video for Axis.


Phoenix, the star whispered. You are beginning to understand.

He threw something on the fire, a handful of herbs or dust. As tendrils of fragrant smoke curled around him, he began to beat his chest like a drum.

Live, said the voice. He is waiting for you, in the land of the dead.